Bajaj Auto will soon start the sale of the much awaited Bajaj Qute quadricycle in Kerala and the northeastern states.
The company has received approval from the Supreme Court of India to sell the Qute in the country with some conditions.
Bajaj Auto can only sell the Qute as a commercial vehicle under the new ‘quadricycles’ vehicle category in India
The company has started dispatching the Qute to dealerships in Kerala and the North Eastern states of India. The official commercial launch will happen next month, while deliveries are expected to commence soon. Currently, Kerala and North Eastern states are the only regions to get the Bajaj Qute.
Since the Qute is classified as a commercial vehicle, individual states need to provide approval for the commercial launch in the respective regions. Automobile manufacturers like Tata Motors and TVS Motor Company opposed to the sale of the quadricycle, citing crash safety concerns. That said, the Bajaj Qute will become the first quadricycle to launch in India once all the approvals are in place. The Qute platform is also ready to accommodate an electric powertrain, and Bajaj Auto is working on a battery operated version of the quadricycle.